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Matlock Meadows

Address: Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
Phone Number: 01629 760596
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working...
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Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. In the adjacent field and barn we have micro pigs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction therefore we do not charge any entrance fees however we rely on the income generated from the shop sales and would politely like to point out that Car parking, use of facilities/toilets and access to the animals is free of charge for patrons of the coffee shop only. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I often cycle here with my family and friends. The owners have done really well to provide a lovely ice cream parlour/café off the beaten track. We love the ice cream, so many lovely flavours. They do good cakes and sandwiches, all very nice. It does have a bit of an odour de farm but it is a working one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The best flavoured ice creams in the area all made on site. The family owners are very friendly. Recommend a visit if you are in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A little gem of a place. Delicious ice cream made on the premises, animals to feed, tractors to ride and a lovely welcome. This place is a great find for a few hours out with the children, free to go, with a small fee to use the tractors. The food is simple but delicious, I would recommend the tomato and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Sundays would not be complete without a visit to Matlock Meadows for an ice-cream or three. Loads of different flavours, lovely friendly staff, a sofa to sit on and Peppa pig to scratch! What's not to love? You could also indulge in real food if the mood takes you. There are sheep, rabbits, cows and hens, for those not quite... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Amazing ice cream made with the milk from the cows on the farm. There are also small farm animals pigs, chickens, rabbits etc so a fun place to take children (or big children!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went to the open day back in the early summer. I write this review as the kids are still taking about it- the weather was great which helped and we left just before it rained. The stalls were fab and we bought some craft items. The tractor rides showed me just how vast the farming area is that you... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a fabulous find. We intended to stop here briefly and ended up stopping a few hours! The children loved the animals, Calves they could stroke and watch being fed their milk, sheep, a pig called Pinky I think, rabbits & baby rabbits and of course the farmyard cat, who was a real cutie. There is a viewing area to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Working farm that had a small play area for young kids (5 and under) Nice coffee shop that sells lovely ice cream at reasonable prices. Few animals to see and some lovely baby calls. Spent around 90 mins here. Personally wouldn't make a special trip, however of in the area it's worth popping in especially if you have younger kids... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We tried to visit in the thick of winter only to find it wasn't open every day, perhaps not everyone likes ice cream in January? Back in august and on a recommendation from my Auntie and 85 year old grandmother and we had a little more success! We arrived in time for a late lunch and we're outfaced by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

love this place, love the icecream and my 2 year old loves to look at the animals. It's constantly changing and improving. We really enjoyed the open farm day. The cafe's great and they're in the process of opening a separate area for private hire. I think the outside area needs a bit of a tarting up, maybe more small... More 

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